Xenophobia Another Nigerian murdered in South Africa

Another Nigerian trader who went to South Africa to seek greener pastures has been murdered by unknown assailants.

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It seems some elements in South Africa are hell-bent in causing a political row with Nigeria as yet another Nigerian businessman whose name was given as Monday Okorie, has been killed in Potchefstroom, North West Province of that country by some unknown assailants.

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According to the President of the Nigeria Union in South Africa, Ikechukwu Anyene, the victim, an indigene of Agwu in Enugu State, was shot dead by the assailants who tried to rob him.

As if that was not enough, Anyene added that about 20 Nigerians resident in the city were initially arrested by the police for protesting the murder of Okorie and allegedly causing public violence.

Though Anyene said that some of the Nigerians have been released after investigations, nine of them were charged to court where they were granted free bail.

In a statement, Anyene said:

“The Nigeria Union is satisfied with investigations done so far by the South African police.

Our people and government are not happy with the way cases involving Nigerians in South Africa are being handled, vis-a-vis the high success rate of prosecution of crime in South Africa."

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"We have told Nigerians resident in the province to remain law abiding and allow the police to carry out a thorough investigation of the incident.

The incident had been reported to the South African Police Department and other government agencies."

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